About the Model T9930
The T9930 is identical to the T991, except that the sterling silver neck and body with brass bow and bell provide a unique look and tonal quality. The 9930 is ideal for those who like the response of sterling silver, but don't necessarily want the bright tone that can come with a solid silver horn. The sterling silver neck and body add mass to the horn, helping to increase projection, while the brass bow and bell keep the tone warmer than a traditional all sterling horn. With resonance and a refined sound the 993 series has outstanding evenness of intonation over its entire range at all dynamic levels. The double arm support on the low keys ensures better pad seating and a stronger low end sound. The posts that hold the keys in place are mounted onto strong support straps that run the length of the instrument; this adds weight and support to the body and influences the carrying power of the tone.The 993 series has an underslung neck for less resistance in the response and more reliable mechanics.